By Azeem Siddiqui

23rd Aug, 2022 | 2:10pm

Leeds United have ‘cash in bank’ to sign striker before deadline – Dean Jones

Dean Jones has reported that Leeds United are still evaluating the possibility of signing a striker in the ongoing transfer window this week.

The Whites are in the market to sign attacking players to bolster the attacking department for the ongoing season but have found very little luck in that.

Jones, while talking to GiveMeSport, suggested that with money in the bank, something is coming for Jesse Marsch from Andrea Radrizzani.

“Leeds are chasing others [than Gnonto] right now as well, no doubt,” he said.

“There is still a worry about back-up for Bamford and they have cash available, so I think something is coming.”

Exciting

Leeds came into the transfer market hoping to sign players, especially in the attacking department where there is too much reliance on someone like Patrick Bamford who has had his injury problems in the last couple of seasons.

With so little time left, it is now becoming a case of now or never for the club and Marsch must push the hierarchy to make a move as soon as possible or else they might be short on options there.

One good thing for Leeds is that Rodrigo has been surprisingly in prolific form in front of the goal where he has already netted four times and provided a solitary assist in just the first three matches of the campaign [Transfermarkt].

However, the management must not look at the numbers of the 31-year-old and think that they don’t have to bring in another body to provide cover for Bamford as the Spain international has found it hard to deliver ever since coming to Elland Road in 2020 from Valencia in a deal worth £27 million.

Another number nine is still needed, keep your eyes peeled.

In other Leeds United news, Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez has been in conversation with Rodrigo over Instagram days before the two sides face-off.